Who: Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and assistants
When: November 19-20, 2016
Where: Holiday Inn– Westway Park, Houston, Tx
1. Identify a model program known for its use of sensory stimulation in water.
2. After learning foundational principles, generate 1-2 reasons why sensory and motor integration is a natural fit for many aquatic settings.
3. Compare and contrast the relative benefits of 3-4 items, available in clinics, which can be used to transform a pool into a sensory and motor room.
4. Without assistance from instructor, create a specialized shopping list of items which can be inexpensively purchased at a Dollar Store and used in the pool setting.
5. After being provided with examples, craft a unique sample home program for parents/caregivers who wish to incorporate 3-4 sensory/motor tasks in the shower, bathtub or community pool.
6. Describe where to obtain hands-on training in 1-2 techniques (such as NDT, Watsu or Halliwick)
7. Without assistance from instructors, choose 1-2 aquatic tasks or activities which can be appropriately performed at each of the following stations in the pool: Shower or hot tub, Pool side (edge of pool), pool side (in water), Pool bottom in shallow water, Platform, Ramp, Ladder, Floatation mat, Therapist as platform, Held by therapist, Free in water (swimming, underwater), Using playground equipment, Supported by equipment, Near jets or current, Treadmill.
8. Analyze the respective merits of 1-2 aquatic activities in order to increase or diminish: vestibular input, tactile input, proprioceptive input, auditory input, visual input and implement appropriately in a lab setting.
9. With a partner, design and implement a unique 15-minute aquatic treatment plan (including equipment selection) for the most common diagnoses.
10. Design progressions of aquatic treatment programs incorporating and blending a variety of aquatic therapy techniques and utilizing each technique at the appropriate stage in rehabilitation.
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